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I'm in, Thanks Wally

General Discussion / Re: Sea of Thieves
« on: March 27, 2018, 04:45:20 PM »
Yeah I grabbed the 14 day trial and have been playing it.

I've learnt that at least half my mates have no idea how sailing works but they got there eventually. Doesn't matter though, the game suffers from a serious lack of content and I think it'll become a title I quickly leave behind.

The game does have some serious promise, but it's quickly dragged down by the poor performance we have all been getting on there, pings are completely unstable and even when it's not spiking it's still a rather high number. I am on adsl2 and a couple of my mates with very good 100mbit connections that typically get <10ms on aussie servers are sitting around the same as me in this game around 80ms or so, regardless of connection, we were all getting ping spikes up to 500ms then back down to 80ms. This process becomes very annoying as it happens often and when it did happen, you would warp around the boat a bit.

The gameplay does get rather dull when you just keep running the same missions over and over again. Doesn't seem much point to continue collecting gold as all that we could see to purchase with it, was cosmetics. Might be a different story if you could work your way up to better boats or weapons. Currently I can't see value in this game, especially at the AUD pricing of $100

The whole of race one and two were a battle against Shayne with both races decided on the last lap thanks to Shayne's car propensity to eat tires  ;D Sympathies mate I know how it feels to lose positions on the last few corners.

I still look at last night as a win, even though both races I ended up losing the position to you in the final laps. The move you made around the outside of me in race 2 was really good. I was actually quite shocked at how well you did in taking that position away from me.

Last night I really struggled with the tyres. I must of been a bit too aggressive with them, not surprising as most laps I was looking at you in my mirrors and trying to make a gap so they were getting a workout each and every lap.

It wasn't just the car that was giving up at the end, my mind and body were calling it a day as well. I'm just glad I was able to struggle through and finish without making any critical mistakes.

Was quite an enjoyable night, I was a bit tired last night after work and had a bit of a nap when I got home, maybe I was still half asleep during the races since I did get involved in a couple crashes. Sorry ab for the rear ender in race 1, I just couldn't pull up in time. Luckily it was straight on and no one went off track. Also sorry to RussG for the spin, we discussed this after the race but I thought I would throw out another apology anyways.

I don't know how you guys were managing to run the softs for so long. I was feeling that the mediums were quite worn by the end of it and during qualifying I had melted the softs so they were certainly a no go during the race.

I think I had the back end hanging out a bit more then most people, which is probably why my tires were feeling quite old by the end of the races. I had played with the front arb during practice and found a solution to the snap oversteer I was getting originally in this car. Also because of the changes to the arb, I was able to lower the traction control, I was trying to get rid of as much as possible as I felt there was time to gain in the last two corners since the traction control was getting in the way of my corner exits. Also, having next to no traction control made for some exciting driving :D

Count me in, thanks Wally! :D

A question to VR users, are you actually looking left and right in a situation like that or are you just focusing on your race line?

I do sometimes, usually down a straight or somewhere that I feel comfortable looking away from the direction I'm going. Mostly though I'm just watching the racing line and helicorsa is right in the middle of my windscreen so I most definitely know if someone is still beside me.
Looking at that replay, I wouldn't of been looking out the side window. I would of kept my eyes on what's going on in front of me.

Race 2 - Shayne ran into the back of ab156 - 50kg penalty ballast for the next round.

Yeah that's understandable. I wasn't even thinking about braking early, just going for my normal marker and didn't consider that maybe braking early would be wise with many cars in front of me... Sorry ab.

Australian Assetto Corsa League, Tuesday nights / Re: S20R1: Tor Poznan
« on: December 18, 2017, 09:08:08 PM »
Might have to get the triple screen setup going for this race tomorrow and probably most of this season I think.

It just gets too hot out in the garage with the oculus on. It's just that there's no airflow going to my face and I only lasted about 10 laps tonight before I started getting drips of sweat running down around my eyes, which in turn can't be wiped without losing vision so back to the screens seems like the best option until it cools down a bit.

Good luck everyone for tomorrow night, cya you all on track :D

Yep, I'm up for this :)

Hardware & Reviews / Re: Fanatec CSL Elite Wheel
« on: December 04, 2017, 04:09:10 PM »
I put in a warrenty job early this year with Fanatec and my only communication with them was through email. Actually I think it was all through their website support ticket thingy. From what I remember they were pretty quick to response.

Thanks Wally, another great season.

I thought I had a good feel for the lambo and felt that I started well in the season but as we proceeded through, I found myself having to keep making changes to the car and wishing I had gone with something like the nissan instead.
What I really struggled with was finding a good compromise in setting up my gears. Too short and I could be hitting the limiter when in a draft, too long and I won't be getting up to speed as fast as I could.
Also, during the practice run before the season. I felt very comfortable in the lambo, really felt like I could drive more aggressively then many of the other cars and it was also fast. I never had doubts until about half way through the season and then started getting quite nervous about keeping the back end planted.

The last race of the season was still a lot of fun, in hindsight I probably should of put a bit more aero on but I thought I had plenty since my rear wing was at 7.

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Thursday Nights fun racing / Re: TeamSpeak problems
« on: November 10, 2017, 04:12:14 PM »
+1 for discord

Tuesday night races are the only thing I have teamspeak installed for. All other communities I'm involved in have moved over to Discord.

That was an intense night. The GT field seemed to all get through the start without an issue.

I had RussG behind me at the start and we ended up battling for most of the race. There were moments when others like Joe and Killa were in range for me to try a risky overtake but thought better of it.  I wasn't really thinking about pit strategy but after having Russ sitting under a second behind me for most of the first stint and then him being able to overtake me. I started thinking of a strategy to get that position back.

I only fueled for half the race (a bit extra actually) I wanted to see RussG go into the pits before me so I could get back ahead of him as he would be on a slower lap with the cold tyres. RussG pitted on the lap which I was initially going to pit on, I looked at my ptracker and I had 1.2 laps of fuel left, so I pushed for another lap. Turns out that lap also had a couple GT3's just ahead of me take their stop when I did, Joe being one of them. We came out of the pits and it looked like about 5 cars were trying to take T1 all together, I was on the tail end of this, and the strategy worked. I was ahead of RussG by a couple seconds, but that disappeared quickly as the large grouping of cars slowed us all down a little bit and once again, I had RussG on my rear.

A couple crashed ahead allowed Russ and I to gain some positions and I was looking forward to getting a podium but with a couple laps to go. I wasn't paying attention to the road (watching an lmp1 car zoom passon the front straight) and completely missed T1. I had to turn and overshoot the corner to avoid killa ahead of me as I wasn't going to stop, which let RussG take an easy position and get a podium finish.

Nice racing guys, I was buggered by the end of that one. Nice pressure RussG, I was watching you most of the race and you did well to keep it together and patiently wait for the opportunities to arise, which in the end worked out well for you :D

This might blow your mind, but Grat and Gratulin are two different people.

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